NON-EXECUTIVE director Bob Davies is standing down from the board of housebuilder Barratt.
The experienced director, a former chief executive of Sunderland transport giant Arriva, will also step down as the senior independent director and chairman of the remuneration committee at the Newcastle-based plc.
He will leave the Barratt board at the 2012 AGM in November after eight years.
Barratt chairman Bob Lawson said: “Bob Davies has made an outstanding contribution to the company over the last eight years as a non-executive director and we are sorry to him see him leave. His wise counsel will be missed and we wish him well for the future.”
The board has approved the appointments of Mark Rolfe as senior independent director and Richard Akers as chairman of the remuneration committee following November’s AGM.
Rolfe, who joined the Barratt board in May 2008, also chairs its audit committee. Akers has been a board member since April this year.
Davies was selected as a the chairman of national social housing provider Home Group earlier this year.
He has also served as chairman of Biffa and is chairman of Euroports Holdings Sarl. He has been chairman of the board of governors at Sunderland University and also served on the boards of British Energy plc and Northern Rock Asset Management.
Davies made his name overseeing a period of massive growth at Arriva where he worked as chief executive from 1998 to 2007.